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Dem Rep to Protest Orlando Moment of Silence: ‘Obnoxious Expressions of Smug Incompetence’

One Democratic congressman is expressing his deep frustration with how Congress holds moments of silence after mass shootings, but does nothing about them, so he’s protesting the whole thing.

Congressman Jim Himes went off on Twitter yesterday to vent his frustrations:

And in an interview today, Himes particularly objected to moments of silence as “obnoxious expressions of smug incompetence”:

He said he plans to talk to Democratic colleagues about leaving the floor and honoring the victims in another way at the same time.

Himes said the point is not to be disruptive, but “to make the obvious moral point that silence in the face of death is not acceptable.”

[image via U.S. House]

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